Saturday, November 8, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 8 November 2014

‘But it does not seem that I can trust anyone,’ said Frodo.
Sam looked at him unhappily. ‘It all depends on what you want,' put in Merry. 'You can trust us to stick with you through thick and thin--to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours--closer than you keep it yourself. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo’.
    [J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring]

Trusting people isn’t a simple enterprise. It’s full to overflowing with impossibilities, even for a dyed in the wool possibilitarian.

From my recent-most experiences, I have discovered the most difficult part of trusting someone is my own willingness to BE wrong. To BE disappointed. To BE hurt.

On the other hand, and there is always another hand, trusting can BE [and often is] a lot like a BEautimous dance. I’m glad to know this. And gladder still to have experienced it.

I have been blessed with many good and kind people along the way of my Life, and Now, more than any other time, I am acutely aware of this.

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.    [Ernest Hemingway]

I agree.

I love you, Currie


Maron said...

Love the stained glass window effect and the sentiment too.

Fallingladies said...

Wonderful post, love the idea expressed!

Vicki Miller said...

I love the luminous colour in your art work and in your words.

Carol said...

Trust is something I struggle with. I used to be more trusting and miss those days. It's only been very recent that I have started to open those doors again. They still need some oil to open fully. HUGS and LOVE your way.